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The Bluetongue (Wales) Regulations 2008

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[F1PART 3E+WVaccination

Obtaining vaccineE+W

17.  No person other than the holder of a marketing authorisation, a manufacturing authorisation or a wholesale dealer’s authorisation granted by the Secretary of State under [F2the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013] may obtain vaccine except for the purpose of enabling the use of vaccines under regulation 19.

Prohibition on vaccinationE+W

18.  No person may vaccinate an animal against bluetongue except in accordance with regulation 19.

Use of vaccinesE+W

19.(1) The Welsh Ministers may grant a specific or general licence permitting the use of inactivated or live attenuated vaccines against bluetongue in accordance with this regulation.

(2) The Welsh Ministers may declare a vaccination zone in which any occupier of premises or keeper of animals must ensure the vaccination of their animals with inactivated or live attenuated vaccines and comply with any other measures related to either vaccination or vaccine specified in that declaration.

(3) Where a zone is declared under paragraph (2), a veterinary inspector may serve a notice on the occupier of premises or the keeper of animals on premises requiring that occupier or keeper to ensure the vaccination with inactivated or live attenuated vaccines of animals at the premises.

(4) The Welsh Ministers may only grant a licence under paragraph (1) or declare a zone under paragraph (2) if—

(a)the decision to use the vaccine is based on the result of a specific risk assessment carried out by the Welsh Ministers; and

(b)the EU Commission is informed of that decision before such vaccination is carried out.

(5) Whenever live attenuated vaccines are to be used, the Welsh Ministers must declare—

(a)a protection zone consisting of at least the vaccination area; and

(b)a surveillance zone extending beyond the limits of the protection zone in which no animals have been vaccinated with live attenuated vaccines against bluetongue within the last 12 months.

(6) No person may vaccinate against bluetongue using live attenuated vaccine in a surveillance zone declared under this regulation.]

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